The Erasmus MC Graduate Scholarship is financed by the Erasmus MC Graduate School, and is intended for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to start in one of the following research master programs at Erasmus MC/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Health Sciences;
  • Molecular Medicine;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Infection & Immunity;
  • Genomics in Society

Annually, each research master program has two scholarships available. Please do note that if you apply for multiple scholarships a separate application is required for each of them.


€15000 to subsidize living costs and a waiver of the non-EEA institutional fee (the statutory tuition fee needs to be paid by the student).

The grant will be paid in monthly installments  (first month €2350, following months €1150). The scholarship is granted for one year and will be continued for the second year if you complete your first year.


  • When you apply for the scholarship you have applied/have been admitted to one of the Erasmus MC research master programs;
  • Your study results are very good and you are strongly motivated to start the program;
  • You are considered to be a high achieving student according to Erasmus MC’s standards;
  • You are unable to finance your study yourself;
  • You have not obtained a diploma at an education institution in the Netherlands;
  • You have never been enrolled as a full-degree student at an educational institution in the Netherlands;
  • Once you have been granted the scholarship you have to reside in the Netherlands to open a Dutch bank account in order to receive the scholarship. Please be aware that opening a bank account can take a while, so make sure you have enough funds to cover your first month in the Netherlands.

Applicable to:

  • Nationalities: Non-EEA
  • Partcipating faculties: Erasmus MC
  • Level of study: Master

Application Documents

  • Letter of motivation
  •  CV plus grades list
  •  Budget plan

The budget plan should consist of an overview of all (expected) income and expenses

Method of Application

You can apply by sending a letter of motivation, your CV plus grades list, and a budget plan in one pdf to Please use the following file name: <Student number, Last Name, First Name (name of research master).pdf.

The budget plan should consist of an overview of all (expected) income and expenses.

Deadline: Applications for next academic year can be submitted until April 15. Students who have been granted a scholarship will be informed via email no later than the end of May.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024.